The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.
Before we get any closer to convention, we would be remiss if we didn’t pause from campaigning and take a moment to recognize the legendary Sen. John Burton for his incredible service in government and our Party.
We’ll miss a lot about John as our Chair, especially his colorful choice of words that were always on point. John has been far more than simply a man of words; please check out the John Burton Legacy Document that staff have created to honor his achievements at the CDP.
John proves that true leadership isn’t about power; it’s about inspiration. Leaders must inspire others to action, because change is never created by one person alone. Inspiring others is the real legacy, and John’s is impressive.
I want to take this moment to personally thank John for inspiring me, along with so many others. I also want to thank him for his unwavering dedication to those young people in our foster care system who have had such difficult beginnings. While he’s been leading us, he has never stopped his work with the John Burton Advocates for Youth. His commitment to current and former foster youth reminds all of us that we should be in politics to make the world a better place for the people who face the gravest challenges, not for personal glory.
Thank you John Burton for everything you have done. We are truly inspired and deeply grateful.